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HP Color LaserJet 5500 Printer Series - Selecting Accessory Options from the Printer Driver (PCL5c and PCL6 Driver)
It is possible to select accessory options from the Configure tab of PCL5c and PCL6 printer drivers. Use the Configure tab to tell the driver about the hardware configuration of the printer.
If bidirectional communication is enabled in a supported environment, set up the Configure tab by clicking the Update Now button. If an environment does not support bidirectional communication, the UpdateNow button will be unavailable, and it will be necessary to manually configure the options on this tab.
The Configure tab is available when the driver is opened from the Printers folder by clicking Properties . When the driver is opened from within an application, the Configure tab will not be visible, with a few exceptions, such as when using Excel 5.0 or Corel (R) Chart 4.0.
The image of the printer in the lower-right portion of the Configure tab represents the current physical configuration of the printer and corresponds to its configuration data, either obtained automatically through bidirectional communication or configured manually. It should look the same as the image that appears in the same location on the Paper tab and the Destination tab.
Printer Model group box
In the Printer Model group box, the driver title remains HP Color LaserJet 5500 for all models. Selection of another printer bundle makes the appropriate changes to other configuration options on the tab. The list of models and the changes they produce are described below.
HP Color LaserJet 5500 or 5500n
When the HP Color LaserJet 5500 or the HP Color LaserJet 5500n is selected, the following settings apply:
HP Color LaserJet 5500dn
HP Color LaserJet 5500dn resets all configuration settings to match the capabilities of the 5500dn model. The following settings are affected:
HP LaserJet 5500dtn
When the HP LaserJet 5500dtn is selected, the following changes are made to the default settings:
HP Color LaserJet 5500hdn
When the HP Color LaserJet 5500hdn is selected, the following changes are made to the default settings:
If it is installed and working, the bidirectional mechanism will detect the correct model and update the configuration accordingly, either during installation or when Update Now is selected on the Configure tab. However, the printer model name shown in the Printer Model text box does not change.
The Paper Handling Options group box provides options for configuring most of the paper-handling device features.
Select this option if a duplexing unit is installed in the printer. When it is selected, additional controls appear in the Document Options group box in the Finishing tab. Unlike most options in this group box, the Duplexing Unit option does not affect the printer image because the duplexing unit is contained within the printer.
To print on both sides, click Print from the software application, click the Properties button, click the Finishing tab, and then click Print on Both Sides .
A mopier is an HP-designed printer that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job. Multiple-original printing (mopying) increases printer performance and reduces network traffic by sending the job to the printer once, then storing it on the hard disk. The remaining copies are printed at the printer’s fastest speed. All documents can be created, controlled, managed, and finished from the desktop, which eliminates the extra step of using a photocopier.
The HP Color LaserJet 5500 printer supports the Transmit Once mopying feature, and the MopierEnabled option is selected by default, if a hard disk is installed and Printer Hard Disk is selected in the driver software.
Mopier Enabled is enabled only when the Configure tab settings indicate (whether set manually or with Auto Configure) that the printer has a hard disk and at least 64 MB of RAM installed. When MopierEnabledis disabled, a Bubble Help appears next to it, explaining that a printer hard disk, it has at least 64 MB of Total Printer Memory, or needs to be removed, is required to enable this feature. This printer does not support MOPY with a RAM disk.
All models of the HP Color LaserJet 5500 printer come with 96 MB or more memory installed.
Optional Paper Destinations
The Optional Paper Destinations drop-down menu contains the following option: (None). The OptionalPaper Destinations drop-down list setting is (None) because no optional paper devices exist for the HP Color LaserJet 5500 printer.
Optional Paper Sources
The Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu lists optional paper sources for the HP Color LaserJet 5500. The list of available paper sources varies, depending on the printer, its input accessories, and the printer configuration settings on the Configure tab.
Two optional paper sources are available for the HP Color LaserJet 5500 printer. The default setting in the Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu depends upon the printer model. The Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu contains the following settings:
The Other Options group box contains a More command button. Clicking More opens the MoreConfiguration Options dialog box. This dialog box contains the following configuration options:
In Storage, it is possible to specify whether a printer hard disk is installed and whether JobStorage is enabled. Job Storage is enabled by default. The printer hard disk control can be set manually, or it can be updated automatically in environments supporting bidirectional communication by using the Update Now button.
Job Storage Enabled determines whether Job Storage appears as a feature on the Destination tab. Because this is the only possible Destination feature for the HP LaserJet printer, this setting also determines whether the Destination tab appears.
When Printer Hard Disk is disabled, a Bubble Help message appears next to Mopier Enabled and Job Storage Enabled, explaining that a printer hard disk and at least 96 MB of Total PrinterMemory are required to enable these features.
There are two settings under printer memory: Total Memory and Driver Work Space (DWS).
Include types in application source list
When Include types in application source list is selected, all paper types (such as envelopes and transparencies) are available from the Source is: list on the Paper tab. From a software application, it is possible to open the Paper tab by clicking Print from the File menu, and then clicking Properties .
The Fonts group box contains a Font DIMM check box and a corresponding Configure button. Selecting Font DIMM tells the driver that a Font DIMM is installed, and that stored data regarding the fonts on the DIMM is available. When Font DIMM is selected, the Configure button is enabled. Click Configure to open the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box.
Use the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box to perform the following tasks:
Use the following procedure to configure a font DIMM:
Ignore Application Collation
The Ignore Application Collation check box is disabled and set to OFF when the Mopier Enabled check box is clear (not selected).
Placing the Ignore Application Collation setting in the printer Properties means that Windows NT network clients that are connecting to the printer through a network share cannot change its value. Only the print queue administrator has the power to decide how the printer driver is set up.
The Ignore Application Collation setting is not a method to print non-collated copies. To print non-collated copies, disable mopying.
If the configuration of the HP LaserJet printer has been modified since installation, click Update Now to automatically reflect the new configuration in the driver.